Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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It's been a while since I have read a novel by José Saramago. The last time was when I read Skylight, which was his lost novel. It was actually an early novel but was somehow unpublished, and was only published after his death. This time, I read...

After exploring the Camp Nou, I headed to the other direction, heading eastward. This time, I rode the tram, as it was passing through a neighbourhood I wasn't familiar with. I rode the metro and got off at Glòries.More...

Reading this travel narrative makes me realise that there are many different ways of travel. And that there is no "correct" way to travel. Not that I thought there was, but somehow most people think that their way of travel is the correct w...

Spain 3.0: Camp Nou

on Jan 16, 2018 in: travel

I am not a football fan. I don't really follow the games, whether it's the World Cup or professional teams. However, as I was in Barcelona, and I wanted to figure out what makes people from this city tick, I opted to visit Camp Nou, the home...

I have done some traveling a few months ago, which involved flying. And in multiple times, I have seen the same strange behavior of passengers when they are in the duty-free section of the airport. I was in Bilbao Airport in October, and again when I...

Spain 3.0: CosmoCaixa

on Jan 12, 2018 in: travel

After getting back fro Tarragona, I noticed that I still had quite some time in the afternoon. After all, dinner is rather late in Barcelona and the rest of Spain, so I figured I head up to the hills again and check out something. I opted for the Cos...

Guess what? The Watchtower Society (the parent organisation of the Jehovah's Witness cult) is leaking. They have been faced with several lawsuits and subpoenas requiring them to surrender secret documents about how they have handled child abuse i...